Lactic acid bacteria, (LAB) the work-horses of lacto-fermented foods, have very complex nutritional needs, including the need for minerals.
“…investigations have shown that potassium is required for growth of Streptococcus faecalis, and Lactobacillus casei, while magnesium and manganese are essential for growth of Lactobacillus plantarum and is Lactobacillus casein, and various other lactic acid bacteria.” Orla-Jensen, S., K. Danske Vidensk. Selak., Biol. Skrifter, 2, No. 3, 1943
Minerals increase the strength and power of the LAB. And one of the best, most traditional, time-honored sources of minerals has always been salt – ocean brine or rock salt.
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It’s not unusual for lacto-fermented cucumbers to remain crispy and fresh-tasting, when properly fermented with white oak, grape or horseradish leaves!
—Year-old Crispy Pickles
The Pickl-It makes shopping for vegetables a whole new experience….as one looks at the display and contemplates what pickling would do to each item…fun! Thanks for a fantastic way to “cook.”